Around since 1960, the Austin Nature & Science Center has provided countless nature programs and educational resources for children and families in the Austin area. Both of my children had visited on a school field trip, but this momma still wanted to check it out.
As you enter, don't walk too fast! The path that leads you in "tells" you to experience the differing trees & plants.
here to read about all the fun that can be had there!
The Austin Nature & Science Center also has an amazing list of Summer Camps for kids aged 3-16 - details here - signup began in March, but there may be some availability. There are also fun programs for the entire family to attend together and a wonderful Preschool program. What an incredible resource!
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Texas Travel Facts for Austin Nature & Science Center:
Location: 301 Nature Center Drive Austin, Texas
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday:12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended Time: 2-3 hours
Good to know: Bring a picnic lunch to lunch under a big oak tree; bring flip flops or crocs to walk in the water and play in the dino pit; sunscreen for the dino pit, there is no shade; bring lots of water